March 8, 2007
Arkansas Group Wins $200,000 On Powerball Ticket Bought at Macadoodles
A group of co-workers at Pratt & Whitney in Springdale, Ark., along with some added family members and a girlfriend, will be sharing a $200,000 Powerball prize they won when their shared ticket matched all five white-ball numbers drawn on Feb. 28. Timothy "Tim" Jackson, 42, said he buys tickets for the group, which includes 16 co-workers, one girlfriend and two brothers. One member of the group, who works at Pratt & Whitney, Michelle Lawson, has been buying a share for her mother, Mary "Kathy" Talley; Talley said she plans to share some of the prize money with her daughter.
The 19 winners are: Timothy Jackson, 42, Teresa Lomax, 54, Phonekham Thattanakham, 48, Sharon Hash, 44, Walter Dossett, 38, Thu Tran, 47, Johnny Clements, 36, Mark Johnson, 46, and Clifford Jackson, 50, all of Springdale, Ark.; Hung Nguyen, 50, Richard Weber, 56, and Keith Meade, 51, all of Rogers, Ark.; Neil Reeves, 49, Chris Carnahan, 35, Jeffrey Hottinger, 50, all of Lowell, Ark.; Michael Williams, 48, and Andrew Gratton, 26, both of Fayetteville, Ark.; Francis Jackson, 52, of Bentonville, Ark.; and Mary "Kathy" Talley, 53, of Fort Smith, Ark.
Jackson bought the group’s winning ticket at Macadoodles in Pineville. With the consent of the group, he has been using a set of numbers that was "Quick Picked" several months ago, one that Jackson thought was "lucky" since they won $7 with it. The winning numbers were: 13, 20, 41, 42 and 53.
Jackson said he plans to use his share of the prize winnings to buy something he has been wanting.
"I’m fixing to go buy a welder," he said when he claimed his prize at the Missouri Lottery’s Springfield office on March 5. Jackson explained that welding and auto body work are a hobby.
"We (he and his girlfriend) might possibly take a vacation to the Carribean," he added. "We went to St. Thomas a couple of years ago, and we loved it. We’re thinking about going back."
"Some of them (other winners in group) are ready to go on vacation, as well," Jackson said.
The second-level prize increased from $100,000 to $200,000 when Powerball
underwent a game redesign that took effect on Aug. 28, 2005. The game changes were made to create larger and faster growing jackpots. Since the game’s redesign, 66 winning $200,000 Powerball tickets have been sold in Missouri.